Malware Has Been Lurking on City College of San Francisco System for a Decade
(January 16, 2012)
Students, faculty, and staff at City College of San Francisco (California) are being urged to change their passwords, refrain from using computers at the school to conduct financial transactions or any activity that requires a password, and check their home computers for infection following the detection of malware on the school’s computer system. It appears that at least seven different strains of malware have been on the system for years. The problem was detected in November 2011, when those responsible for monitoring network activity noticed anomalous traffic patterns. An investigation revealed that malware had been stealing data for more than a decade. The compromised information includes banking data.